Sunday, February 15, 2009

WAGTAIL IN SOFT FOCUS- CRITTERS

Watching Wagtails

Critters

Wagtails are a very common bird here well the white one here is along with the pied wagtail. We do have a grey wagtail which are rarer which visits our garden daily. Wagtails are really cute birds whose  long tail is constantly wagging and bobbing up and down.  Insectivores they have adapted really well to urban living. I am more likely to see one of these birds wandering down the high street drinking out of puddles that in the garden or along the promenade like this cutie. They don't often settle, constantly on the move. I didn't bother trying to get any closer in case he flew off I used the telephoto lens to create the soft focus shot. So I am at quite a distance, the lens draws me closer. Honestly he is real and not stuffed. Like the Robin I snapped he is just so still.

 
List ofWagtails by Wiki

The Mekong Wagtail was described as new to science only in 2001


I often have birds on the blog that are not so common around the world or coastal ones. I wonder if you have this bird where you are. Short and sweet tonight. Lazy weekend. To see more Critters see Misty Dawn.

So yes or no do you have wagtails? I'm curious.


Babooshka Ramsey Daily Photo hhttp://dailyphotoisleofman.blogspot.com

50 comments:

G. Crappy said...

My tail is always wagging and bobbing too, but I stopped drinking out of puddles a couple of days ago!

Awesome photo, Babooshka! and wonderful Wiki to go with it. Thank you.

Tim said...

I have lot to learn about lenses. Cool shot B.

Tootie said...

That's a cute little bird and interesting information.

Lisa Wilson said...

Awwww, too cute!

Barking Dogs said...

Wonderful photo! Thanks for sharing.


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Willard said...

Another interesting and beautiful photo. This is another species that we do not have here.

Also an outstanding sky watch photo this week!

storyteller said...

Lovely capture and interesting info about this bird. I'm only just learning to identify and photograph birds.
Hugs and blessings,

magiceye said...

this is indeed a superb capture!

Brad, Boston said...

LB,

I sort of get how you did this, but a little help about the lens would be great. I don't know this bird.

Manz said...

Hi Babooshka...
Another great cc post by you!

We have Willy wagtails here (NSW, Australia). I think they are the same as this one you posted about - but I think our lot have different colouring.

We actually have a couple that come back to a nest they built above an outdoor spot light. When on another cc post, a blogger who knows about birds told me that they can mate for life and return to the same spot every spring. It's cool, they are like wild pets - we just need to keep an eye on our cats while they are around! The cats can't get to them, but they give it a good try ;)

Thanks for your visit to my cc for the week - they're the 2 cats that try to get to the birds!

Chriss said...

I'm new to birding but I don't think we have wagtails here in Vancouver, British Columbia. Great shot though and have a wonderful weekend.

greensboro Daily Photo said...

Babooshka

KAK DELA?

Wow! It is tomorrow already. I've posted just below you on a few blogs now. Reminded me that I haven't visited Ramsey in a few days. Hope you are well. Cute little wigtail!

Sunday is church day on my blog.

Monday will be a bird posting (statue in city park). Might be your cup of tea. Hope to get a virtual visit from you soon (instead of just tagging along behind you!).

Jan
Greensboro Daily Photo

roentarre said...

Wagtails are really hard to capture since they are sooooo agile

You did a great job!

Bruce said...

I like this cute little birdie:)

Poutalicious said...

Unfortunately we do not see wagtails in Arizona as they do not like the desert. We have official sitings of white wagtails but I have not seen one here.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a cutie and thanks for the information

Virginia said...

No clue if we do. Never heard of them Yours is an absolute beauty! Well done B!
V

Virginia said...

No clue if we do. Never heard of them Yours is an absolute beauty! Well done B!
V

Virginia said...

No clue if we do. Never heard of them Yours is an absolute beauty! Well done B!
V

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Fantastic photography.
Cheers !!!

Mojo said...

I don't remember ever seeing a bird that looked like this one around here... and I'm pretty sure I'd have noticed. He looks almost like he's been spray painted.

Nice job on the soft focus, but I'm curious how you got it in foreground like that. Even at f/2.8 I can't usually get that kind of blur ahead of the focal plane. But maybe you were using a longer telephoto that what I have. Nice effect however you got it!

Greg said...

I like the photo with the focus on the bird and the rest out of focus

Bibi said...

What a beautifully composed shot! Love it. I don't think we have wagtails here, but I'll keep a look-out.

As for my Valentine's photo, it wasn't a Bibi Belly Shot, but rather -a 'camera-strategically-placed-on-the-table-shot!'

i beati said...

never heard of them where I live-What is that greenish bird on your sidebar??sandy

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely photo of the wagtail. We get them in the garden, though not often. This winter have seen pied and grey wagtails. First time for the grey so very pleased. A

Mamapippa said...

Very nice photo.
Birds seems to be afraid of my lens ...
Have a nice day !

photonio said...

amazing !!!

Dave King said...

Great photo.

Sue said...

What a cute wee bird!

My Camera Critters entry is here

Thank you for stopping by! :)

JM said...

It looks so tiny! What a cute little fellow!

fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: That is a neat bird and one we know nothing about.

Dianne said...

love the soft focus and the perspective - lovely

Maria said...

What a lovely picture! Yes, they are hard to capture...

Babooshka said...

Sandy- It's a siskin but not like the American ones I see.

Mojo- i was at quite a distance which when I tool the image.

June said...

No don't know this bird. Nice photo

Larry Jordan said...

Wagtails are very rare down here. I have never seen one although there have been sightings along the California coast occasionally. You can see them in Alaska however. The White Wagtail and the Eastern Yellow Wagtail.

Very nice capture of your Wagtail though!

Per Stromsjo said...

Lots of those here in Sweden. Didn't know of the name wagtail. Most appropriate, I must say.

Mo said...

Wagtail. Another bird I need to try and see. I love the photo.

lisaschaos said...

I had never heard of a wagtail before. Neat!

Stan said...

New to me too. Clever image.

Keith said...

Nice looking bird. First one I've seen. We don't get them here in S. California.

Lynette said...

If we have wagtails here in Portland, Oregon, I don't know about them. Precious photo--thank goodness for the telephoto lens.

hitch writer said...

it looks so cute !!! lovely capture !

OregonArtGuy said...

Beautiful photo - thanks for sharing!

Red from Ktown said...

Nice dof. What do you shoot?

marley said...

I didn't know there were so many different sorts! Great photo.

John said...

Great captured and composed.

angela said...

I'm not sure about whether the Wagtail is found here but I'm enjoying your composition.

Blognote said...

A lovely photo!!

Tina said...

i have never heard of wagtails before. they look so pretty.

we just get normal birds here like pidgeons and blackbirds lol

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